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What’s Coming to Las Vegas in 2019

Last updated: February 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 10 Comments on What’s Coming to Las Vegas in 2019.

One of the best things about starting a new year is looking forward to all the new things that will entail. As a city, Las Vegas is forever evolving. That means there are always cool new things just over the horizon. Enjoy this guide to the newest and coolest things coming to Vegas in 2019.

Food and Beverage

Recently Opened

Enjoy the new French restaurant, Favorite Bistro located at The LINQ Promenade

Enjoy French fare with an American flair at Favorite Bistro in The LINQ Promenade. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Favorite Bistro at The LINQ Promenade

Opened: Dec. 20, 2018

Say bonjour to the latest dining addition to The LINQ Promenade. Favorite Bistro eschews the high-end French dining experience for a lively atmosphere reminiscent of a Parisian café, with flavors imported from throughout France.

Coming Soon in 2019

Photo of scoops of cookie dough in waffle cones.

Doughp brings delectable cookie dough and much more to the Miracle Mile Shops. Photo courtesy of Doughp.

Doughp at Miracle MIle Shops

Opened: Spring 2019

This is a judgement-free zone, so let’s admit it: There’s a decent chance you’ve licked a dough-covered spoon while making a batch of cookies or even eaten the stuff straight out of the packaging. And that’s fine! It’s delicious stuff.

San Francisco-based Doughp, which is coming to the Miracle Mile Shops this year, makes their dough to be safely eaten cold in different forms (check out the ice cream cones above) or to be taken home and baked into cookies. And you can also feel extra good while eating these yummy treats, as Doughp has donated thousands of dollars to different charitable causes that support mental health and substance abuse issues. If you ask us, that’s pretty sweet.

THINGS TO DO

Recently Opened

Recently opened the Las Vegas zipline, FLY LINQ.

Riders on the newly opened FLY LINQ Zipline approach the landing near the base of the High Roller Observation Wheel. Photo by Nina Corpuz / Total Vegas Blog

Fly Linq at The Linq Promenade

Opened: Nov. 9, 2018

People are flying at The LINQ Promenade these days. FLY LINQ, the first zipline on the Las Vegas Strip, opened in November. Riders launch from a 12-story tower and soar 1,121 feet from Las Vegas Boulevard, down the outdoor shopping and dining district and finish at the High Roller (the world’s tallest observation wheel, which is another pretty cool attraction). You can try FLY LINQ in the seated position – or go at it superhero style, for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

The Book at the LINQ Hotel & Casino has over 50 TVs for game-day.

The Book is a fresh new take on the sports book. Photo by AVABLU / Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Book at The LINQ

Opened: Oct. 11, 2018

Turning the traditional sports book experience on its head, The Book has more than 50 televisions, food and beverages crafted specifically for game day, a self-serve beer wall and the Las Vegas Strip’s highest resolution LED video wall to show the games in their full resolution glory.

Twelve Fan Caves serve as rentable living rooms with all sorts fancy game day tech like a 96-inch screen that can be split into 4 screens, two 49-inch TVs, game consoles and even VR rigs. The Sticky Chicken food truck wills spice up your day with its varieties of wings, sandwiches and more.

Escaped Vegas at Bally’s Las Vegas

Opened: October, 2018

Escape rooms have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering guests an interactive experience that makes you and your friends the star of a thrilling mystery, heist, escape or more, with the looming time limit adding to the heart-pounding pace.

Escaped Vegas at Bally’s Las Vegas currently hosts the horror-themed Zoe escape room that has chilled players in California. Come and test your mettle and learn what secrets Zoe holds.

Coming Soon in 2019

Lisa Vanderpump is opening her latest lounge at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Reality star Lisa Vanderpump is opening her latest lounge in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace

Opening: Early 2019

Reality show icon, businesswoman and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump is bringing her trademark style to Las Vegas. Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will evoke her popular Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump and Tom Tom lounges and restaurants in Los Angeles, transporting guests into a gorgeous space with natural elements.

An indoor patio with contrasting feminine and masculine details will make way to an al fresco-style garden with trees and romantic lighting. Expect the bar to have craft cocktails and Vanderpump’s own brand of Sangria and Rosé.

Kind Heaven will be opening at The LINQ Promenade this year.

Kind Heaven, an 360-degree immersive experience, has been proposed for The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Concept art provided by Immersive Artistry.

Kind Heaven

Opening: 2019

What is Kind Heaven? Perhaps the better question is what it ISN’T.

Coming to The LINQ Promenade in 2019, it will serve as a multiple-level “immersive entertainment complex” that will take visitors into a version of Southeast Asia spanning from the night markets and bars of the cities to forests that evoke “Burning Man at dawn” and spiritual sanctuaries, using state-of-the-art visual technology to truly immerse visitors in the setting.

It all sounds a little out there, but we have faith, considering that the attraction has the backing of Hollywood talent (including visual effects Oscar winner Ed Jones and former execs from various film studios) and Jane’s Addiction frontman/Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.

Voie Spa & Salon

Opening: Late January 2019

Arriving soon at Paris Las Vegas, every treatment and product at Voie Spa & Salon is inspired by the French countryside. The 25,000-square-foot spa facility emphasizes wellness for both the body and mind, with treatments and products like HydraFacial, heated salt stone therapy, plant-infused hair, and more traditional spa/salon options. Six couples suites make this a great place to spend a relaxing day with your significant other.

Las Vegas Shows

Recently Opened

Criss Angel is coming back to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this year.

Criss Angel is coming back to where it all started. Image courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Criss Angel

Opened: December 2018

Infamous illusionist Criss Angel kicked things off at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino way back in 2005, and now he’s back with a plethora of new tricks up his sleeve (in addition to millions of new fans).

This newest version of Criss Angel MINDFREAK will showcase more than 75 illusions, including 20 that are never-before-seen. New visuals and pyrotechnics, plus interactive elements in the Criss Angel Theater, will immerse fans in the world of MINDFREAK from the start of the evening.

What's new in Las Vegas 2019 - Live music club at the Rio Las Vegas, 172 LIVE MUSIC

172 at Rio

Opened: November 2018

This intimate live music club at Rio Las Vegas opened in November 2018 and has quickly become a favorite place in Las Vegas to catch a variety of musical acts, from up-and-coming talent to slightly unconventional bands. But the talent is just half of the equation – the venue’s Asian fusion inspired food menu will keep your stomach happy as you kick out the jams.

Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton has been performing in Las Vegas since he was 15 years old. Photo by Erik Kabik.

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal

Opened: Jan. 28, 2019

One longtime Las Vegas icon meets another when Wayne Newton kicks off a new year of shows in his new home – Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The critically acclaimed show had previously run at Bally’s Las Vegas.

As the name implies, the legendary singer will perform in a more intimate setting and will interact with the audience has he performs the greatest hits of his long and storied career. Newton will also share stories, career highlights and film clips, and audience Q&A.

Puddles Pity Party the clown will be taking over the Cleopatra's Barge this January.

Puddles Pity Party takes over Cleopatra’s Barge in January. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Puddles Pity Party

Opened: Jan. 17, 2019

The 7-foot-tall “sad clown with the golden voice” first made a splash as a contestant on America’s Got Talent and as a viral video star with Postmodern Jukebox. Now he’s headlining his first ever residency at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace.

Puddles will sing brand new material in addition to his interpretations of classics by ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen, in addition to his mashup of Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues. Don’t fret at the title, though – the pity party is peppered with plenty of absurdity and humor throughout.

Coming Soon in 2019

Rock icons Def Leppard will be turning up the volume on the Las Vegas Strip in 2019.

Def Leppard Hits Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Opening: Aug. 2019

The iconic rock band (which is being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year) is returning to Las Vegas this year for a twelve performance engagement at the Zappos Theater. Known for chart-topping hits like “Rock of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and “Armageddon It,” this marks the band’s second residency in the city.

“Five years ago, we played our first ever residency in Las Vegas which was relatively new ground for a rock band giving this kind of experience…I have to say, we really enjoyed it! Being in one place for the best part of a month is vastly different to our normal city to city touring routine. Breaking this cycle adds another element to the experience for both us and the audience. We look forward to seeing you at the Zappos Theater this summer!”

Tickets are on sale for Aug. 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 29, 31 and Sept. 1, 4, 6 and 7. You can purchase tickets and learn more about the residency at the official Def Leppard Hits Vegas page.

Christina Aguilera will be the next artist to take the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Christina Aguilera

Opening: May 31, 2019

It seems like the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino just keeps on adding star power. Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera is the latest artist to join the venue’s ranks, with her exclusive residency, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, opening May 31, 2019. Aguilera’s show will be one of the boldest additions to the theater’s lineup.

“The Xperience is going to be my most ambitious show yet. Getting to perform in this adult playground we call Las Vegasis inspiring me to bring forth all of my talents in a mind-blowing theatrical experience – song, dance, visuals and uninterrupted high energy. For years I have been collecting ideas and concepts that have yet to be implemented on my stages, and Las Vegas is the perfect opportunity for me to collectively showcase my artistry. I cannot wait to bring you into The Xperience,” Christina said.

You can learn more about the show and book tickets on Planet Hollywood’s web site.

Nitro Circus residency coming to Bally's Las Vegas in 2019.

Nitro Circus

Opening: Summer 2019

Hot off an epic tribute to Evel Knievel in 2018, Travis Pastrana announced a one-of-a-kind residency at Bally’s Las Vegas. Nitro Circus, known for its spectacular shows in arenas and stadiums, will debut its first theater-sized show this spring.

The former Jubilee Theater will become the Nitro Circus Theater, which is more than a mere rename – the set will be specially built for FMX and BMX tricks in addition to hosting talent on skates, scooters and Nitro Circus’ infamous contraptions.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is opening in spring 2019 at The LINQ Promenade.

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC’s late-night talk show. Photo courtesy of ABC/Jeff Lipsky.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade

Opening: Spring 2019

What’s better than a great comedy club? A great comedy club built by a hometown comedian. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is opening in spring 2019 at The LINQ Promenade and will showcase a mix of up-and-coming comics and more well-known talent.

“My aim is to capture the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, live music, memorabilia from my career and food that will rival the finest restaurants in town,” Kimmel said in the club’s announcement.

Xavier Mortimer combines illusions, fun characters, dancing and animations into a dazzling package. Photo courtesy of Magic Castle.

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream

Moving: Jan. 19, 2019

There’s a theme for some of our favorite Vegas shows in 2019: New year, new venue. The 2018 Best of Las Vegas gold award winner for Best Magic Show,” Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, is entering 2019 in bigger and bolder fashion at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s.

This fascinating show features 70 minutes of illusions, offbeat acts and stunning sounds and visuals depicting Mortimer’s dream world and his quest to win the affection of his love interest, Belle. It also features a soundtrack created by Mortimer and former Cirque du Soleil performer Maxime Rodriguez. Tickets start at $49.

Hotel Rooms AND MORE

Coming Soon in 2019

Flamingo Bunk Beds

Opening: February 2019

In February, Flamingo Las Vegas is debuting 14 new bunk bed rooms and several larger bunk bed suites. These are  a fun, social and economical option for groups staying in Las Vegas. But most importantly for many of us, these rooms are looking stylish!

Reservations are available now for stays starting in February.

Taking meetings and conferences to the next level, Caesars Forum is set to open later this year.

Caesars Forum will be a huge addition to Vegas for businesses and event planners. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Caesars Forum

Opening: 2020

Let’s not forget – the glitz and glamour get all the attention, but business conferences and conventions are a huge part of what brings people to Las Vegas. The 550,000-square-foot Caesars Forum conference center will take Vegas meeting spaces to the next level, with 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and what will be the two largest ballrooms in the world –  because this city has to break records, even when it comes to serious business.

Better yet, it will be a short walk away from 8,500 hotel rooms at Harrah’s, The LINQ and Flamingo, which means better R&R after a long day of wheeling and dealing.

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About The Author

Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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10 Responses

  1. Alex

    Jorge, I’ll be coming to Vegas for a week vacation on the last week of March. I’ll be staying at Harrah’s. Do you know, off hand, anything that’s coming up then?

  2. Bret Felix

    My compliments to the author compiling What’s New In Las Vegas! My wife and I recently stayed at Bally’s for the New Year festivities, and had a wonderful time. We are looking forward to seeing Vegas in 2019! Thank you for the great update.

  3. K T MEADOWS

    This is AWESOME!!!! I’m so excited about these changes.

  4. Janice Black from Fort Myers Fl.

    It is amazing to see what’s going on at the Linq Promenade and it’s surroundings. So much to do, convenient, and easy to walk to. It’s has Hotels, Eaterys, Shops, Entertainment and Social Gatherings all in one place. Fun for the whole family. What a great place to STAY and ENJOY!

  5. Linda

    Looks like a bunch of great things coming, what to choose???

  6. Tina

    Very informative!
    Thanks!

  7. Valerie

    Looking forward to seeing these things on my next trip!!

  8. Thommy

    Wish Caesars properties would delve into Downtown.

  9. Lila Kaleel

    So very happy to read all the new & exciting things that Are happening in Vegas. I enjoy being able to inform my clients & friends.
    Thank You
    Lila
    PS I love Vegas 💖

  10. Kristine McKenzie

    Hi Alex – Please check back with us on Thursday, Feb. 28. We will have the March Must Dos blog up. Thanks!